Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used in numerous applications in helping patients heal faster from such conditions as: Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias. Burn & Wound treatment, Autism, Lymes Disease, Stroke victims, Multiple Sclerosis and Migraine Headaches.
Along the way, professional and amateur athletes and found that they can obtain similar restorative benefits for the repair of muscle and ligament tears and strains.
HBOT involves inhaling pure or a more concentrated amount of oxygen or at greater than one atmosphere (1 ATA) while in a pressurized chamber. This painless therapy increases the oxygen concentration in the body up to 20 times the normal cellular level, which promotes the natural wound healing process and rejuvenates the human body.
Atlanta Spine & Sport offers Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT or mHBT) with a hyperbaric chamber that pressurizes to 1.3 atmospheres (30% more than what you normally experience, which is similar to the pressure of being 10-15 feet underwater). Because mHBOT operates at a lower pressure than hospital grade hyperbaric chambers (1.4 ATA or greater), they are much safer to perform treatments, while providing the same benefits as higher pressurized chambers. In addition, mild hyperbaric chambers operate using ambient air, rather than 100% pure oxygen, so there are virtually no risks of oxygen toxicity or other dangers of using 100% pure oxygen.
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